networked immersive telepresence


Bibliolab is a full-room networked immersive telepresence cave created by the Living Lab at the Montreal Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]. It’s purpose is to help Montreal libraries reassert and reinvent their rôle as a social hub for the 21st century.


Multiple libraries across Montreal are being equipped with the Bibliolab immersive telepresence system giving people access to distributed experiences, learning opportunities and a rich context for citizen engagement around social issues.

In every neighbourhood across the province, libraries are at the heart of communities and are pillars of society - hubs where citizens gather to learn, share and act together.

This system integrates the well-established expertise of the [SAT] in the fields of telepresence, immersion and distributed interactive performance technologies.


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Bibliolab is currently in development and benefits from the generous support of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT), the continuing participation of the Réseau des Bibliothèques de la Ville de Montréal, and contributions of it’s partners and LivingLab participants.

UPDATE 2018 >